The Art of Smiling and Being Positive
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, and honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~ Leo F. Buscaglia
So I’m a Steeler fan, c’mon you didn’t think you’d completely escape the Super Bowl on the Monday after the game did you? Well, my team lost and worse they beat themselves, so as I’m writing this I’m a bit grumpy. However, what is important is that by tomorrow my brain will have readjusted to the reality that it’s just a game and I’ll be back to normal. And how do you get there, well, the first and easiest step is just to smile. Smiling has an amazing range of impacts and I meant to write about that today until I found an absolutely amazing piece about smiling on the web, I think the article is absolutely perfect and here it is, The Art of Smiling.
A natural flow from smiling is to be positive, remember that smiling, being positive and in the end being happy is a choice. You choose to decide whether your boss’ attitude, your team losing, or even the other driver in traffic is going to set you off, or if you decide to let it go and not let it disrupt your happiness. From the piece linked below here are some fantastic tips:
Hints and tips on becoming more positive
- Train yourself to notice when you are happy and try to collect five happy moments every single day.
- Get Active – physical activity releases happy chemicals in our brains.
- Sign up as a volunteer research shows that helping others gives us a sense of wellbeing.
- Keep in contact with your friends – scientists report that individuals with a good social network are more likely to be positive people.
- Write a letter of thanks to someone who has helped you or had a great influence on you. This will increase your positive and contented feelings.
- Eat healthily, drink plenty of water and get sufficient sleep. It’s hard to feel positive if you aren’t treating your body with care and respect.